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The Peace Abbey Foundation continues the mission of The Peace Abbey which was established in 1988 to promote peace, justice, nonviolence and cruelty-free living. Central to the mission of the Foundation is the encouragement and promotion of peacemaking that recognizes the sacredness of all life, and the interconnectedness of all things.

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The Courage of Conscience Award

April 11, 2015

First Parish Church

842 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA

Reception: 6:30 – 7:30 PM in Assembly Hall, Awards Concert in Historic Sanctuary 7:30 – 9:00 PM



MARY LAMPERT of Duxbury, along with Pilgrim Watch and Pilgrim Coalition for educating the general public on the dangers and risks of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA:

GEORGE GREENAMYER of Marshfield, MA, retired professor who taught sculpture and design at the Massachusetts College of Art  for creating major public installations of social commentary art;

MATT MITCHELL of Amherst MA, portrait artist who recently completed the 100 Faces of the War Experience which is on exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago for bringing about a deeper, more personal understanding of the true costs of war;

JANE O’HARA of Little Compton, RI, animal-rights artist and activist and curator of Beasts of Burden Art Exhibition – Our Complex Relationship with Animals for producing images that challenge our belief system regarding all categories of animals with whom we share our planet;

VICKI POPPE of Quincy, MA, former restaurateur of Blazing Salads in Boston and culinary philanthropist for her commitment to the study and practical application of the principles of unconditional love and service through A Course in Miracles.

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Music photo clips of the former Peace Abbey campus by Joan Hill.


2014 Award Recipient


Fiona Jensen and Calmer Choice received the 2014 Courage of Conscience Award at East Sandwich Friends Meetinghouse during the Magical Strings Award Concert.  Fiona pictured above with Mary O’Connor of the Special Peace Corps following ceremony.


All awards are bestowed with the love of the students at The Life Experience School without whom the Award would not exist.  Complete list of Courage of Conscience Award Recipients.
2007 Courage of Conscience Awards Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne received the 2007 Courage of Conscience Award in Los Angeles, California.  Award presented by Cindy Sheehan.  Ceremony organized and sponsored by John and Melissa Levoff.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou bows to audience as she receives the 2000 Courage of Conscience Award at The Peace Abbey. Presenter of the award was Peace Chaplain Wayne-Daniel Berard.  Event sponsored by Wellesley College.


Muhammad Ali receives the Courage of Conscience Award in 1994  for his conscientious objection to the war in Vietnam. The late Pat Farren, who presented the award, was later honored as well for founding and directing Peacework Magazine of the American Friends Service Committee.


Mother Teresa of Calcutta receives the 1990 Courage of Conscience Award.  Mother Teresa visited the Life Experience School in 1988 which led to the creation of the  Peace Abbey.  Award presented by Lewis Randa in New York City.


Rosa Parks   Elder spokeswoman and activist received the Courage of Conscience Award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1992 for her continual example of community service and for her lifelong commitment to civil rights and non-violent social change.  Award presented by Peace Chaplain Dot Walsh.


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